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A chimpanzee hugs her newborn at Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands, in 2010. Over the course of his long career, primatologist Frans de Waal has become convinced that primates and other animals express emotions similar to human emotions. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sex, Empathy, Jealousy: How Emotions And Behavior Of Other Primates Mirror Our Own

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Marcelo Gleiser, 60, won the 2019 Templeton Prize for his work seeking the common ground between science and spirituality. Eli Burakian/Dartmouth College hide caption

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The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory is made up of two detectors, this one in Livingston, La., and one near Hanford, Wash. The detectors use giant arms in the shape of an "L" to measure tiny ripples in the fabric of the universe. Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab hide caption

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Massive U.S. Machines That Hunt For Ripples In Space-Time Just Got An Upgrade

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For people with a rare condition known as misophonia, certain sounds like slurping, chewing, tapping and clicking can elicit intense feelings of rage or panic. Photo illustration by Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Misophonia: When Life's Noises Drive You Mad

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Marijuana plants grow in a marijuana cultivation facility on July 6, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Cannabis 101 At The University Of Connecticut

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Eddie Woo on the TED stage. Vincenzo Amato/TEDxSyd hide caption

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Eddie Woo: How Can Math Help Us Understand The Complexity Of The Universe?

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Adam Spencer: Why Are Monster Prime Numbers Important?

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Envy is a useful tool for social comparison. But sometimes, it can lead us to wicked places. Steve Scott/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Counting Other People's Blessings

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A biomechanical model of producing an "f" sound with an overbite (left) compared with an edge-to-edge bite (right). Some linguists are arguing that the advent of softer food thousands of years ago led to changes in biting patterns and, eventually, to more frequent use of sounds like "f" and "v" in human languages. Scott Moisik hide caption

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There was an uproar in 2018 when a scientist in China, He Jiankui, announced that he had successfully used CRISPR to edit the genes of twin girls when they were embryos. Prominent scientists hope to stop further attempts at germline editing, at least for now. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

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Scientists Call For Global Moratorium On Creating Gene-Edited Babies

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A satellite image from Wednesday morning shows a powerful storm system heading east across the U.S. The storm is expected to bring high winds, snow and rain to much of the central U.S. in the coming days. GOES-East/NOAA hide caption

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Solar panels fill a field in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France. Panoramic Images/Getty Images hide caption

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It's 2050 And This Is How We Stopped Climate Change

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An artist's rendering shows a needle-like carbon nanotube delivering DNA through the wall of a plant cell. It also may be possible to use this method to inject a gene editing tool called CRISPR to alter a plant's characteristics for breeding. Courtesy of Markita del Carpio Landry hide caption

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Scientists Thread A Nano-Needle To Modify The Genes Of Plants

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Jonah Reeder prepares a special protein shake that helps him manage a metabolic condition called phenylketonuria. Julia Ritchey/KUER hide caption

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A Gulp Of Genetically Modified Bacteria Might Someday Treat A Range Of Illnesses

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A rare photo of "type D" killer whales off South Georgia island, located between South America and Antarctica, shows the whales' blunt heads and tiny white eye patches. Courtesy of J.P. Sylvestre hide caption

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Mysterious Type Of Killer Whale, Sought After For Years, Found In Southern Ocean

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This colorized scanning electron micrograph shows human cells in a lab infected with "pink" influenza viruses. As many as 650,000 people each year die from flu, according to the World Health Organization. Steve Gschmeissner/Science Source hide caption

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A color-enhanced scanning electron micrograph shows HIV particles (orange) infecting a T cell, one of the white blood cells that play a central role in the immune system. Science Source hide caption

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Bone Marrow Transplant Renders Second Patient Free Of HIV

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